TAG Wins Offshore Wind Farm Contract

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TAG Energy Solutions has been awarded a contract to manufacture monopiles and transition pieces for E.ON’s Humber Gateway offshore wind farm. The Teesside-based company is the first UK manufacturer to secure a contract of this kind for a wind farm in British waters and the work is expected to create 60 jobs.

Preparation work for the manufacturing of the 16 monopiles, each of which are 60 metres long and weigh 650 tonnes, along with associated transition pieces, will begin immediately at TAG Energy Solutions’ production facility on the banks of the River Tees.

The first steel is expected to arrive in March and the contract is planned to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2013.

E.ON’s £736m Humber Gateway wind farm, situated 8km off the Yorkshire Coast, close to the mouth of the Humber Estuary, will consist of a 73 turbine array that will generate up to 219MW of electricity, enough energy to power up to 170,000 homes.

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